Movies – American Film Institute

Announcing the AFI FEST 2019 Indie Contenders Roundtable

Presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by columnist and blogger Scott Feinberg, the annual Indie Contenders Roundtable at AFI FEST presented by Audi will feature a 90-minute discussion with major artists who have done standout work in independent film this year. The eight performers who will appear at the 2019 panel are: Awkwafina (THE…

The AFI DOCS Interview: AUTONOMY With Director Alex Horowitz

AUTONOMY explores the history of automated cars and the impact this technology will have on our society. As the value of our time has changed, it is unavoidable that automation affects the economics of our everyday life. Executive-produced by Malcolm Gladwell, AUTONOMY asks questions about who will benefit most from this technology, and about the…

The AFI DOCS Interview: THE CLINIC With Director Elivia Shaw

For a few hours every Saturday, Dr. Marc Lasher and a group of volunteers provide free medical care and clean needles to IV drug users from across Fresno County, California. On a dingy old school bus, Dr. Lasher bandages wounds and counsels his patients, many of whom have turned to street medicine to avoid the…

The AFI DOCS Interview: A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA With Director Sophia Nahli Allison

Latasha Harlins was 15 years old when she was killed by Soon Ja Du at Empire Liquor in South Central Los Angeles on March 16, 1991. This dreamlike, hybrid documentary reimagines a more nuanced narrative of Latasha’s life. We spoke to director Sophia Nahli Allison regarding the film. A LOVE SONG FOR LATASHA plays as…

Russell Crowe Remembers Late Cinematographer Andrew Lesnie

Earlier this week, Russell Crowe stopped by AFI for a special showing of his feature film directorial debut, THE WATER DIVINER, which was followed by a special post-screening talk with the Oscar-winner and AFI Conservatory Fellows – all part of the Conservatory’s Harold Lloyd Masters Seminar series. One of the things Crowe touched upon during…

Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan To Receive Honorary Degrees from the AFI Conservatory

The AFI Conservatory will confer honorary degrees upon actress Angela Lansbury and writer, director and producer Lawrence Kasdan during the the film school’s commencement in June. Both will receive Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa, recognizing them for their distinct artistic contributions to the art of the moving image. The honors will be given during the…
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